Excerpt: The sequel to the Playstation game, Galerians: Ash has players take on the role of the psychically empowered Rion. The story picks up where the last game left off - Dorothy, a supercomputer gone bad creates the Galerians, an artificial race of superpowered beings, which are to aid her in taking over the earth. Rion defeats her, but is "killed" in the process.
Pros: Psychic powers are a nice change of pace, Excellent CG cutscenes, Soundtrack and voice acting are good
Cons: Feels slow and tedious in pace, Camera needs to be more responsive, Way too much backtracking
Excerpt: Much like the newer Resident Evil games, Galerians: Ash 's graphics are totally 3D, including the backgrounds. Though this looks pretty, it detracts slightly from the game's gritty nature, as everything is smooth and shiny. It doesn't make much ground in the innovation department, but it isn't sore on the eyes either. However, due to its science fiction setting, there are explosions and particle effects galore.
Excerpt: Galerians was a screwy sci-fi/horror adventure where telekinetic powers take place of guns as your defense. The game was far from perfect, but offered a unique battle system and intriguing story. The game finally sees a sequel in Galerians: Ash , and with all sorts of new features, fans of the first game will be pleased. Six years after Rion defeated Dorothy in Michelangelo City, a new Galerian has arisen.
Excerpt: With the foothold that the PS2 has attained in America, many publishers have been bringing games out domestically from Japan that'd be an interesting gamble, Mr. Mosquito, Gitaroo man, Mad Maestro, and a few other games come to mind. Sammy, along with Guilty Gear X2 has brought over a game called Galerians: ASH as well. ASH is a sequel to Galerians, a game similar to Resident Evil but with a more sci-fi element on the Playstation.
Excerpt: Galerians: Ash is the follow-up to the sleeper hit PlayStation title Galerians. Set six years after the first title, players reprise the role of Rion as he tries to stop the followers of Dorothy from re-awakening her. While I never played the original title when it first came out, the series has a cult following. Instead of just using the same gameplay with updated, next-generation graphics, developer enterbrain tweaked the whole system.
Excerpt: Unlike the first Galerians game where Rion had limited powers, this time around he’s fully equipped to tackle the challenges awaiting him. Rion starts off with three abilities that he can use to fend off enemies: Nalcon, Red, and D-Felon. The Nalcon power is an ultra-strong shockwave that can be used as a single shot or a series of successive hits against your opponent, while Red is a simple flame-based attack.
Conclusion: Mit Galerians: Ash bekommt der Spieler ein stimmungsvolles Horrorspiel geboten das auf jedenfall Spaß macht. Ein wenig wird das Gameplay zwar durch die Rätsel getrübt aber dafür sind die Aufbaueigenschaften der Waffen gepaart mit der rollenspiellastigen Personen gut gelöst worden. Das störendste an dem Spiel ist wohl, das man nicht zu jederzeit die nötige Items aufsammeln kann.